RAMs are recipients of mental health services who have been successful in recovery.
WHAT DO RAMs DO?
RAMs help shape services to better meet recipient needs and preferences at Buffalo PC. Members sit on different committees where they review and comment on policy and procedures.
BECOMING A RAM
We recruit RAMs from our facility and other provider/peer agencies in the Western New York area. You receive a two-week intensive introductory training. Our RAM members receive payment for their participation.
A two-year training program in leadership and managerial skills is available to all RAMs. Some examples of training include:
• Effective People Skills
• History of the Peer Movement
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Conflict Negotiation
• Computer Skills
The training, along with practical experiences, can prepare you for careers in management and leadership in the mental health system and workforce at large.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Robin Alwine, Coordinator, 881-2494.